Author: Catherine Tinley
Series: The Chadcombe Marriages #3
Published by: Harlequin Books on Oct. 1, 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Harlequin Books, Rachel's Random Resources
Book Rating: 8/10
Be calm , she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.
Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in suave Mr. Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But dare she hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?
Historical, entertaining, and lighthearted!
The Makings of a Lady is predominantly set at the Chadcombe estate in Surrey during 1819 and features the elegant, confident Lady Olivia who may unexpectedly find herself in need of her very own real-life, dashing hero, along with the charming, successful Captain Jem who may finally decide it’s time to stay home and settle down.
The prose is amusing and authentic. The characters are engaging, fun, passionate, and in some cases devious. And the plot is a witty, mysterious mix of Regency customs and traditions, scoundrel behaviour, family drama, desire, humorous hijinks, mishaps, yearning, and romance.
Overall, The Makings of a Lady is an engaging, easy, enjoyable read that’s perfect for fans of the historical romance genre. And even though it’s the third book in The Chadcombe Marriages series, it can certainly be read as a standalone.
This novel is available now.
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2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.
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Thank you to Catherine Tinley and Harlequin Romance for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.